US wants regional powers to ensure Afghanistan’s peace, security


WASHINGTON: The United States wants to withdraw from Afghanistan but instead of leaving it in chaos it wants the country’s neighbours to shoulder the responsibility for keeping peace and security in the war-torn country. US President Donald Trump outlined this new strategy in a recent cabinet meeting, also naming the countries — India, Russia and Pakistan — he wants to step-in to fill the vacuum even a partial US withdrawal from Afghanistan would create. In doing so, Trump was simply reflecting the views that are often expressed in Washington’s power circles, particularly…

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Shahbaz to face reference on Ramzan sugar mills affairs

Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The National Accounta­bility Bureau (NAB) told an accountability court on Friday that a reference regarding the Ramzan Sugar Mills (RSM) was being prepared against Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and would soon be filed. NAB claims that Mr Sharif, being chief minister of Punjab, had issued a directive for the construction of a drain in Chiniot district primarily to benefit the sugar mills owned by his sons. It said Rs200 million was spent for this purpose from public money. NAB had already filed a…

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Pakistan, UAE finalise $6.2bn support package

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have finalised the terms and conditions of a support package of about $6.2 billion expected to be announced by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to the country starting on Sunday (Jan 6) to help Islamabad address its balance of payments challenge. The package involves $3.2bn worth of oil supplies on deferred payment, besides a $3bn cash deposit, a cabinet member told Dawn. He said the UAE’s package was exactly of the same size and terms and conditions as…

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گیارہویں قسط- جمہوریت کیوں ؟ اختلافات کے باوجود تعاون اور اتفاق رائے ،

( تحریر ،محمد طارق ) دنیا کے ہر ملک ، معاشرے میں انسان ، رنگ و نسل ، زبان و بیان ، نظریات و روایات میں ایک دوسرے سے مختلف ہوتے ہیں ، بنی نوع انسان کا کسی ایشو پر ایک دوسرے سے مختلف رائے رکھنا ایک فطری عمل ہے ، مختلف طریقے سے سوچنا ، مختلف طریقے سے کسی مسلئے کا حل ڈھونڈنا انسانی سماج کا اہم پہلو ہے ، انسانی معاشرے کے کسی بھی اجتماعی اختلافی ایشو کو سلجھانا اور آپس کے اختلافات کو ختم کروا کر ،…

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